Jokingly told a friend that we sponsored a writing contest because I knew I wouldn’t win. Truth, having enough trouble keeping my focus on the projects at hand without adding another diversion. Sponsorship was the best fit.
While my ‘success’ isn’t a dollar and cents goal, but rather setting out to do something and seeing it done. Now it was time to give back. Helping others meet their goals, giving another writer a chance for recognition, paying it forward.
The conference was wonderful. My own glaring mistakes along this path weren’t what I walked away with, instead the encouragement and enlightenment of others who have blazoned a new path of writing success for themselves was. Being reminded that it isn’t failure that prevents dreams from coming true. Quitting is the real dream crusher.